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=== What is the Map/Society Page Project?  ===
 
=== What is the Map/Society Page Project?  ===
  
FamilySearch would like to include your society on a FamilySearch.org map! On a future map, your society name will be linked to your society page located on the FamilySearch Research Wiki which will be maintained by your society.  
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The Map/Society Page Project was a pilot program started in 2012.  Unfortunately, this project was cancelled in 2013. However, you can still create a society wiki page for your society.  
  
The Society Wiki page includes:
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=== What does a Society Wiki Page Include? ===
  
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Your society page can include:
 
:*Purpose of the Society  
 
:*Purpose of the Society  
 
:*Holdings of your society including, record collections, indexes, publications, etc.  
 
:*Holdings of your society including, record collections, indexes, publications, etc.  
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View a [[The Brickwall Genealogical Society|Society Wiki page example]].  
 
View a [[The Brickwall Genealogical Society|Society Wiki page example]].  
  
=== How Can it Help My Society?  ===
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=== How Can a Society Wiki Page Help A Society?  ===
  
 
:*Drives new traffic to your society website  
 
:*Drives new traffic to your society website  
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Learn more about what the [[Why the Wiki Benefits Your Society|FamilySearch Wiki can do for your organization.]]  
 
Learn more about what the [[Why the Wiki Benefits Your Society|FamilySearch Wiki can do for your organization.]]  
  
=== How Does Your Society Get Started?  ===
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=== How Do You Create a Society Wiki Page? ===
 
 
:*Step 1 - Send an email to uswiki@familysearch.org to request the creation of your empty society page. &nbsp;This is the page you will enter and edit information about your Society. You will be notified when it is complete.<br>
 
 
 
:*Step 2 - Gather information about your society and write it down on the [[Media:Society_Page_and_Infobox_Form.pdf|Society Page and Infobox Form.]]
 
 
 
:*Step 3 - Start creating your Society page: [[Map/Society Page Project - How to Create a Society Page|How to Create a Society Page]] <br>
 
 
 
=== Where To Get Help During the Process ===
 
  
If you need help editing your society page, there are several ways to get answers to your questions: <br>
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:*Step 1 - Gather information about your society and write it down on the [[Media:Society_Page_and_Infobox_Form.pdf|Society Page and Infobox Form.]]
  
:*Call: 1-866-406-1830
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:*Step 2 - Start creating your Society page: [[Map/Society Page Project - How to Create a Society Page|How to Create a Society Page]] <br>
::Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5 pm; Tues: 11am - 5pm ''All times are Mountain Time''<br>
 
:*[http://tinyurl.com/wikisupport '''Chat with Support online!''']  
 
::Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5pm; Tues:&nbsp;11am - 5pm ''All times are Mountain Time''<br>  
 
:*Send an email: USWiki@familysearch.org
 
  
To report a problem with the Society Page, please email: USWiki@familysearch.org
 
  
 
[[Category:Map/Society_Page_Project]]
 
[[Category:Map/Society_Page_Project]]

Latest revision as of 19:13, 12 August 2014


What is the Map/Society Page Project?

The Map/Society Page Project was a pilot program started in 2012. Unfortunately, this project was cancelled in 2013. However, you can still create a society wiki page for your society.

What does a Society Wiki Page Include?

Your society page can include:

  • Purpose of the Society
  • Holdings of your society including, record collections, indexes, publications, etc.
  • List of Look up Services
  • Benefits of joining your Society
  • Society meetings
  • Society projects

View a Society Wiki page example.

How Can a Society Wiki Page Help A Society?

  • Drives new traffic to your society website
  • Connects to FamilySearch.org Map that gets thousands of hits a day
  • Free advertising for your society
  • Showcases your society to a worldwide audience
  • Gives a web presence for those without a society website
  • Builds membership

Learn more about what the FamilySearch Wiki can do for your organization.

How Do You Create a Society Wiki Page?